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Edward Albee

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Edward Albee

American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story , The Sandbox , Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf- , and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffanys, an adaptation of Truman Capotes 1966 book of the same name add

Category: Music

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (20%), Italy (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bill Irwin, Virginia, Uta Hagen

Linked to: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Lawrenceville School, Samuel French, Inc., Trinity College

 

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Edward Albee was born in 1928 add something


1946

He enrolled at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, graduating in 1946 add something


1947

His formal education continued at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was expelled in 1947 for skipping classes and refusing to attend compulsory chapel add something


1959

Bessie Smith - The circumstances of Smith's death and the rumor promoted by Hammond formed the basis for Edward Albee's 1959 one-act play "The Death of Bessie Smith"


1960

Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s add something

 

Milton Katselas - After working with several other big-name directors, including Joshua Logan, Joseph Anthony, and Sanford Meisner, Katselas struck out on his own, beginning with the original 1960 Off-Broadway production of Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story"

 

Willard Maas - In the 1960s, Maas was a faculty member at Wagner College and an organizer of the New York City Writer's Conference at the college where Edward Albee was a writer in residence

 

Wagner College - In the early 1960s, the Wagner College Writer's Conference hosted several prominent writers including Edward Albee, Kay_Boyle, and Kenneth Koch


1961

These were first produced at the theater in 1961 and 1962, respectively add something


1962

Lloyd Owen - Owen's break on stage was playing Nick in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-" , directed by Howard Davies, at the Almeida Theatre in London in 1996


 

The Pulitzer Prize committee for the Best Play in 1963 recommended "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-", but the Pulitzer board, which has sole discretion in awarding the prize, rejected the recommendation, due to the play's perceived vulgarity, and no award was given that year add something

 

William Prince (actor) - He took leading roles in several plays by Edward Albee, beginning with "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" in 1963

 

Enrico Maria Salerno - In 1963 starred in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-" by Edward Albee, co-starring Sarah Ferrati, stage direction by Franco Zeffirelli

 

Michael Dunn (actor) - On the live stage, in 1963, he received the New York critics' Circle *award for best supporting actor and was nominated for a 1964 Tony *award, for his role as Cousin Lymon in Edward Albee's intense stage adaptation of "The Ballad of the Sad Café," by Carson McCullers

 

Uta Hagen - She originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-" by Edward Albee

 

Uta Hagen - She won again in 1963 for originating the role of the "I-wear-the-pants-in-this-family-because-somebody's-got-to" Martha in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-"


1965

Jack Warner - In 1965, Warner surprised many industry observers when he purchased the rights to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-", Edward Albee's searing play about a destructive marriage

 

Irene Worth - She went to New York in 1965 for the opening of Edward Albee's enigmatic "Tiny Alice", in which she co-starred with John Gielgud and which won her the first of her three Tony *awards


1967

The Edward F. Albee Foundation was founded in 1967 by Edward Albee, after proceeds from his play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf- proved abundant add something

 

Vivien Leigh - In May 1967, she was rehearsing to appear with Michael Redgrave in Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" when she suffered a recurrence of tuberculosis


1971

Frances Sternhagen - She had appeared in the original Broadway production of Edward Albee's "All Over" in 1971, with Colleen Dewhurst and Jessica Tandy


1972

Albee was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972 add something


1975

Deborah Kerr - In 1975, she returned to Broadway, creating the role of Nancy in Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play "Seascape"

 

Robert Drivas - These included playwrights Terrence McNally, whose play "The Ritz" he directed in 1975, and Edward Albee, who directed Drivas in the 1983 premiere of Albee's harshly received play "The Man Who Had Three Arms"


1980

Kevin Conroy - From 1980 to 1985, he acted in a variety of contemporary and classic theatre pieces, including the Broadway productions of "Eastern Standard" and Edward Albee's adaptation of "Lolita"

 

Frances Conroy - In 1980, she made a very well received Broadway debut in Edward Albee's "The Lady From Dubuque"

 

Blanche Baker - In 1980-81, she originated the lead role of a 12-year-old girl loved by a pedophile in Edward Albee's stage adaption of Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita"


1981

Ian Richardson - He appeared on Broadway in 1981 in the original production of Edward Albee's play "Lolita", an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's book, but this is not regarded as having been a success


1991

John Michael Higgins - In 1991, Higgins was featured in Broadway's "La BĂȘte" and, in 2000, he was seen off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in a production of Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice"


1998

Rupert Penry-Jones - In 1998 he created the role of the Boy in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby" at the Almeida Theatre


1999

Jack Gelber - In 1999 he received the Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright *award in recognition of his lifetime of achievements in theatre


2000

Annalee Jefferies - Most recently she played a lizard in Edward Albee's "Seascape" and took a sabbatical from the Alley during the 2000-2001 season to perform Clytemnestra, Helen of Troy and Andromache in John Barton's 10-hour epic "Tantalus", directed by Sir Peter Hall, which originated at Denver Center Theatre Company and had a five-month UK tour


2001

David Burtka - He played The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby", for which he won the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer

 

Bill Pullman - From February 2001 until February 2002, Pullman starred with Mercedes Ruehl, in Edward Albee's play "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia-" on Broadway


2004

Eddie Redmayne - He won the *award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th "Evening Standard" Theatre *awards for his performance in Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia-", and the *award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre *awards in 2005


2005

Albee's longtime partner, Jonathan Thomas, a sculptor, died on May 2, 2005, from bladder cancer add something

 

Kathleen Turner - Dormand, and Bette_Midler) for the role of Martha in a 2005 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee later explained to the New York Times that when Turner read for the part with her eventual co-star Bill Irwin, he heard "an echo of the "revelation" that he had felt years ago when the parts were read by

 

Bill Irwin - In 2005, he starred alongside Kathleen Turner as George in a revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-"

 

Bill Irwin - In 2005, he won the Tony *award for Best Actor in a Play for his appearance as George in the revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-"

 

Frances Sternhagen - She starred in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's "Seascape", produced by Lincoln Center Theater at the Booth Theater on Broadway


2006

Anna-Louise Plowman - Plowman played the role of "C" in a revival of Edward Albee's play, "Three Tall Women", in 2006, at the Oxford Playhouse


2007

In 2007, Edward Albee was named with online resources as an LGBT History Month Icon add something

 

Maggie Smith - In 2007, she appeared in Edward Albee's "The Lady from Dubuque" at Theatre Royal Haymarket

 

Jack Canfora - "The Newark Star Ledger" nominated "Place Setting" for "Best Play" for 2007-2008 along with plays by Edward Albee, Theresa_Rebeck, and Elaine May


2008

In 2008, in celebration of Albee's eightieth birthday, a number of his plays were mounted in distinguished Off Broadway venues, including the historic Cherry Lane Theatre add something


2009

In 2009 Albee received honorary degree a add something

 

Tracey Childs - She starred opposite Matthew Kelly in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-" at the Trafalgar Studios in London in March 2009


2010

Zachary Booth - In September 2010 he starred in the New York production of the new Edward Albee play "Me, Myself & I" at Playwrights Horizons


 

He has insisted, however, that he does not want to be known as a "gay writer", stating in his acceptance speech for the 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer award for Lifetime Achievement: "A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self add something


2012

Tracy Letts - In 2012-2013, Letts appeared in the 50th Anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-", as originally presented by the Steppenwolf Theater Company


2014

Martha Plimpton - In 2014, Plimpton returns to Broadway as Julia, the daughter of Glenn Close and John Lithgow in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance


2016

Albee died at his Montauk, New York, home on September 16, 2016, aged 88 add something


2017

Imogen Poots - In 2017 she played "Honey" in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf- that was broadcast in National Theatre Live on 18 May 2017 from the Harold Pinter Theatre in the London West End


2018

Glenda Jackson - In 2018, Jackson returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women"